This course examines the role and responsibilities of a personal trainer. Students will learn the steps to become a personal trainer, including performing fitness assessments, designing safe and effective workouts, and proper nutrition principles. Concepts of communication and motivation will be discussed, as well as exercise modifications and adaptations for special populations. Students will also examine certification requirements, business and marketing procedures, and concerns about liability and ethics. In addition, throughout the course students will be able to explore various exercises, equipment, and tools that can be used for successful personal training.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal training careers by describing career requirements for personal training careers, explaining dimensions of wellness, and describing professional behaviors in the personal training careers.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal training exercise readiness by explaining exercise goal setting, describing cardio and strength assessments, and describing flexibility and skills assessments.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal training exercise programs by describing exercise program design, explaining exercise program implementation, and describing exercise program safety.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal training exercise considerations by explaining the physical demands of sports, describing special populations of exercise clientele, and describing exercise program modifications.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal training professional responsibilities by explaining personal training professional responsibilities, explaining personal training business development, and describing personal training certification.
Unit 1: Intro to Personal Training
Unit 2: Assessing Fitness Levels
Unit 3: Exercise Programming
Unit 4: Exercise Considerations
Unit 5: Becoming a Professional